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Affordable luxury


We don't want to be the only place you eat, just the best place you eat.

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Affordable luxury


We don't want to be the only place you eat, just the best place you eat.

 

A Destination

With food made from scratch using fresh ingredients, friendly service, and a great atmosphere, Stella's is worth the trip.  Come as you are, the fine casual dining makes this the perfect destination for any occasion.  A full bar can quench your thirst while you catch the game.  The dining room is perfect for a casual conversation.  And our Event Center can host a private party for up to 200.

Reviews

“One of my favorite restaurants in the NE metro. We always know we're going to get amazing food, top notch service, and be wowed. Skip going to Stillwater or STP for good food, because Stella's is right here.”

Google Reviewer

“Max and his team served up a great meal to my family group of 9. Everyone raved about their choices. The ribeye cap is awesome! Thank you to all the staff at Stella’s!”

Facebook Reviewer

“Always love Stella's on 97. Employees are friendly and provide great service. I have never had anything but excellent food.”

Google Reviewer

“Tried Stella's last night for a birthday dinner for my boyfriend. Just the two of us. Our food was basically perfect. His "Stella's Steak" was seasoned well and cooked perfectly. I got the teriyaki steak kabobs from the appetizer menu as my main course and they were delicious. Service was prompt but not rushed and Jill was very friendly. The ambiance was just right. I'd say it's like supper club but updated. Jazz music over the speakers and not too loud. The bar area is separated by glass from the dining room. I loved the whole feel of the place. Our waitress did comp us a dessert, complete with birthday candle, but was discreet and tasteful about it.”

Google Reviewer

 

Who's Who @ Stella's


Who's Who @ Stella's


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Max Stephens

Max is the owner and operator of Stella's on 97, which means he's there a lot. His vision of creating a fine casual, full service, dining destination in Forest Lake, MN is coming together, but never complete.

Planning for a large group? Whether it's for a reception, groom's dinner, company party, or other event, Max is the guy to help you make it an event to remember. Call Max to start the planning today.

Next time you're at Stella's wave Max to your table and say "Hi!".  Be sure to let him know what you think of Stella's, and if there is anything else we can do to make Stella's your regular dining destination.


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Andrea Dolan

Andrea, Bar Manager, has been with Stella's since day one. Crafting cocktails and customer service are her passion.

She likes to say, "Stella's bar area is perfect to meet-up with some friends, watch your favorite team, play some games, listen to some music, and have some great food".

Our happy hours run from 3:00-6:00 everyday and from 9:00--11:00 Sunday-Thursday. Discounted drinks and appetizers make this a popular time to stop by Stella's.

Andrea has created some very popular handcrafted cocktails for you to enjoy, Try the Berryrita, or the Smokey Bleu Martini, or our famous Bloody Mary (made with peppered bacon).


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CHEF Jose Rubio

Chef Jose Rubio has been on board since 2018 and has made an immediate impact at Stella’s.

Jose has been studying his craft since 2003 while working for chefs at many famous restaurants around the Twin Cities, including St. Paul Grill, Pazzaluna,, W.A. Frost and Company, and more.

With more than 15 years of cooking experience, Chef Jose has the knowledge and discipline to run a kitchen that consistently produces apps and entrees that excite all the senses.  Work your way through Stella's menu to let Chef Jose take you through a full range of eating experiences.